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dressing forceps in Medicine

dressing forceps n.
A slender forceps for grasping gauze or sutures and removing fragments of necrosed tissue and small foreign bodies in dressing wounds.

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  • A pocket case of instruments containing scissors, knife, dressing forceps, etc.

    The Mother and Her Child William S. Sadler
  • Sometimes a long pair of dressing forceps, guided by the finger, is found necessary for effecting this object.

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